• Manager, Content Creation

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/31/2020 10:41 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2020-8465
    Job Function
    Product Development
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    Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

    At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals. As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

     

    Are we right for you?

    We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, with everything we do, we put learning first.

     

    What You'll Do Here:

     

    As a Content Creation Manager, you are the leader of a high-performing, service-oriented, team of Content Managers and In-House Subject Matter Experts who oversee the creation and delivery of high-quality content across different mediums and platforms, in alignment with product strategy. By managing CMs and SMEs you ensure they are maximizing product strategy and learner success. You work collaboratively with functional managers to promote communication and a positive culture, and ensure your team is empowered to manage assigned projects in a changing environment, focused on delivering products that meet the defined requirements, and are responsive to market needs. 

     

    The Content Creation team is responsible for:  

    • Authoring and sourcing of quality and accurate content
    • Developing content review standards and authoring guidelines
    • Project management of content pipeline (print and digital) from planning through final release including: hiring and managing of authors, vendors and SMEs; setting and managing schedules and budgets ensuring on-time product delivery
    • Post-release product support

    Staff Management/Talent Development

    Hires, retains, and grows a content creation team. Enables direct reports to effectively execute their role and contribute towards the success of each product's strategic and financial goals. Provides coaching, mentoring, feedback, and performance appraisals, and supports continuous learning and staff development that enhances individual and team skills and competencies. Helps direct reports turn creative ideas into solutions. Embodies the Cengage Ethos, leads by example, and promotes positive team health. Collaborates with other functional managers to enable individual contributor and team success. Synthesizes and shares relevant information out to teams, leadership, and stakeholders. Gains familiarity with Cengage learning design principles and ensures that the team is following those principles.

     

    Relationship Management

    Builds and cultivates relationships with cross-functional partners and other stakeholders critical to the success of the team. Collaborates to define requirements, advocate for team, and ensure successful delivery of customer-focused, quality products aligned with the strategic plan and vision. Applies creativity to decision making and problem solving. Synthesizes and shares relevant information to team and stakeholders.

     

     

    Operations, Process Improvement, and Performance Analytics

    Manages team to ensure high-quality, cost-effective output that delivers business value throughout the product lifecycle. Provides support and​ leadership of analysis, design, development, training, and implementation of documentation and​ processes for efficient content creation; continuous improvement of resources and processes; measurement and evaluation of staff leading to continuous performance improvement. ​Participates in or leads working groups and task forces. Tracks and measures risk to on-time, on-budget product creation. Fosters productive relationships with preferred vendors to drive quality outcomes. 

    Skills You Will Need Here:

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • BA/BS
    • 2-4 Years of successful experience designing, creating, or working with educational, learning, or digital products
    • Demonstrated ability to work with and across functions
    • Demonstrated change management success
    • Proven people leadership

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • 2+ Years of People Leadership experience with demonstrated excellence building and leading teams

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